Practice Ice is available for skaters at Skate Ontario Sectional Series - Minto Summer Skate 2018.

All sessions are Open category and are not restricted to specific levels of skaters. Skaters are expected to be courteous and respectful of skaters of all levels on practice sessions.

Sessions are limited to 15 free skaters or 12 dance couples or 12 pairs couples.

Priority for the Wednesday evening sessions will be given to skaters competing on Thursday morning.

Sessions with low attendance may be combined with other sessions or may be canceled. If this occurs, skaters who do not wish to change to a different session may request a refund.

Practice ice is being provided at four different facilities depending on the time:

  • Minto Skating Centre on Lancaster Road (Home of the Minto Skating Club - 100'x200' and 85'x200'). Note there are multiple rinks in Ottawa with the name Minto, make sure you go to Lancaster Road.
  • Potvin Arena at the Richcraft SensPlex (Location of the competition, 80'x185' surface)
  • Roger Senecal Arena at the Bob Macquarie complex (Home of the Gloucester Skating Club - 85'x200')
  • Ron Racette Rink at the Ray Friel Complex.

NOTE: 35-50% of the singles spaces are being held until the flight lists are published in order to provide fair access to skaters who will not know what time during the day they are skating until the flights are published.

Practice Ice is now available for purchase at

If you are unable to get a practice ice session at a suitable time, the Nepean Skating club has some space available on some of their sessions for guest skates.They are in the West part of the city so allow a bit more driving time depending on your hotel location. You can find their summer schedule here:
Contact their club office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in guest skating at Nepean.

Practice Ice Rink Locations

Minto Skating Club
2571 Lancaster Rd,
Ottawa, ON K1B 4L5

Richcraft Sens Plex
Scotiabank, Canadian Tire, HEO, Potvin Rinks

811 Shefford Rd,
Gloucester, ON K1J 8H9

Bob Macquare Recreation Complex
Senecal Rink
1490 Youville Dr,
Orléans, ON K1C 2X8

Ron Racette rink
Ray Friel Recreation Complex
1585 Tenth Line Rd,
Orléans, ON K1E 3E8